Brawl aboard! Clown sparks mass fist fight on cruise ship

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY KAREN ROCK­ETT

A HUGE brawl broke out at 2am in a cruise ship’s res­tau­rant with pas­sen­gers hurl­ing plates and fur­ni­ture – be­cause a guest dressed up as a CLOWN.

Fam­i­lies fled and sev­eral staff were hurt try­ing to break up the fight on P&O’s Britannia – which has a no fancy dress rule – soon af­ter it left Ber­gen, Nor­way, for the UK.

Good Morn­ing Bri­tain’s Richard Ga­is­ford, who was on board, said vi­o­lence broke out at a black tie event with “large amounts of al­co­hol con­sumed. There was blood ev­ery­where. Wit­nesses were so fright­ened they hid as fam­ily groups fought”.

The ship docked in Southamp­ton yesterday. P&O said: “All guests have dis­em­barked and the mat­ter is in the hands of po­lice.” Two men aged 43 and 41 from Chig­well, Es­sex, were ar­rested.

BRUISE LINER Britannia

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